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Helena Capital returns to No. 1 in Class AA volleyball poll

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 15:59:34-04

The Helena Capital volleyball team returned to the No. 1 spot in the Class AA volleyball coaches poll, a ranking it held back in late September before falling in straight sets to then-No. 2 Helena High.

Capital won the Missoula Volleyball Invitational over the weekend, defeating Class A Corvallis in the championship match 25-21, 25-23. The Bruins went undefeated in the two-day tournament.

Helena High fell one spot to No. 2 in this week’s rankings. The Bengals fell to Capital in Friday’s semifinals before being eliminated prior to the third-place match by Kalispell Flathead. The Bravettes remained No. 3 in this week’s polls.

Billings West and Bozeman rounded out the top five, while Missoula Sentinel, Billings Senior and Missoula Hellgate each received votes.

Below are the results of the weekly Class AA coaches poll. First-place votes are in parenthesis.

Class AA volleyball coaches poll
Week of Oct. 22, 2018

  1. Helena Capital (6) — 42 points
  2. Helena High (3) — 35 points
  3. Kalispell Flathead — 20 points
  4. Billings West — 18.5 points
  5. Bozeman — 13 points

Receiving votes, in order: Missoula Sentinel, Billings Senior, Missoula Hellgate.

The Helena Capital volleyball team poses after winning the Missoula Invitational on Friday. (Photo courtesy: Helena Capital volleyball)